In June 2018 we hosted “Adapting Grazing Management for Future Needs”; a conference targeted for beef cattle producers across Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The two-day event brought together researchers and specialists from K-State, Oklahoma State, University of Oklahoma, USDA, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to discuss strategies and emerging technologies to help cattle producers manage their operations more effectively in a changing climate. The conference highlighted the resilience and productivity of beef cattle systems, dynamic grazing management, methane emissions, weather extremes and climate, and sustainable beef production from the perspective of consumers and industry.

Adapting Grazing Management to Meet Future Needs

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The Impact of Grazing Animals on Methane Emissions

Grazing Management Impacts on Resilience and Productivity

 Rotational Grazing
                 Walt Fick, Kansas State University

Moderate Continuous Stocking
                 Laura Goodman, Oklahoma State University

Patch Burning
                 Corey Moffet, USDA-ARS

Grazing Cover Crops in the Southern Plains
                 Jaymelynn Farney, Kansas State University

Dynamic Grazing Management

Dynamic Forage Management Using Field Measurements - Part 1

Dynamic Forage Management Using Field Measurements - Part 2
               Alex Rocateli, Oklahoma State University

Forecasting Forage Production with Soil Moisture Estimates
               Sonisa Sharma, USDA-ARS

Matching Cows to Forage Resources
               David Lalman, Oklahoma State University

Weather, Climate, and Cattle

 Dynamics in Weather and Climate Change
               Jeff Basara, University of Oklahoma

Utilizing the Cattle Comfort Advisor
               Wes Lee, Oklahoma Mesonet

Sustainable Beef Production

 Consumer Perspectives
               Bailey Norwood, Oklahoma State University
Industry Perspectives
               Sara Place, Director of Sustainable Beef Production Research, NCBAType your paragraph here.

The Impact of Grazing Animals on Methane Emissions